It was wonderful this week to celebrate Founders’ Day with members of the School community. On Wednesday morning our students from the Junior Campus joined with students from Grades 7 and 8 to celebrate the event at St John’s Church. In the evening, students from Grades 9 to 12 came together with members of our community to celebrate. I often reflect on the great leap of faith that the founders made so many years ago. To open a school in a small town in the southern most state was a great risk. I wonder how proud they would be to see what began 176 years ago has grown into what we have today. To be able to sit and watch our students perform dance and drama pieces as they did on Tuesday evening, or see them on sport fields, or giving back to the community through so many community service projects across both campuses. We are blesses that they had the foresight to begin the process that sees us where we are today.
It was great to hear this week that our Grade 7 debating team (LCGS2) has made the final of the debating competition. They will compete in the final at SOC on Tuesday 28 June. We wish Tori Szramka, Izzy Doyle, Lily Taylor and Annie Howard best of luck for this upcoming final. Congratulations to Tori who was named best speaker of the competition. Other LGCS teams from Grade 7 and Grade 9 finished fourth in the competition. A great result for this group of first-time debaters. Thank you to Phil Smith, Susan Stokes and Matthew Pickering for assisting and coaching our debaters this season.
It was exciting to see out students win the All School Readers Cup held this week held at St Patricks College. Our team of Laura Akerman, Ify Nwaba, Nina Spotswood, Emily Schipp and Amelie de Jong, accompanied by Cherrilyn Parker, attended and were named champions. Interesting to note that one of the books they had to present was Sea Country written by local elder Aunty Patsy. A book about her and her sister, Aunty Betty growing up. This is a book very special to us at Grammar as Aunty Betty’s grandchildren are alumni of the School. Signed copies of this book have been donated by the family and sit proudly in our Learning Hub.
This week the First XVIII boys played the SATIS semi-final for the first time in quite a few years against St Patricks College. Although defeated the boys played a fantastic game and tested St Patricks for four quarters.
This week the Senior Girls First XVIII played their last match for the year. Thank you to Maddie Fry and Abbey Green from the Old Launcestonians Football Club for coaching this season. The Old Launcestonians Football Club are forging a pathway with Grammar for a post-school football career with students invited to training with the Old Launcestonians Football Club and free student membership entry cards to all home games for all our football players. Our Grade 7/8 Girls played their first match this week defeating St Patricks College 117 – 0. Amazing to see these younger players show their skills and an insight into what we can look forward to moving forward in the girls’ competition.
I hope you have a great weekend with your families.